10 tips for cleaning equipment care

The cleaning shift is over, your floors, walls and surfaces are spotless – but there’s one more vital task before you finish. Taking proper care of your cleaning equipment will not only extend its life but ensure it is ready to go next time. Well-maintained equipment also creates a...

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20 rules for safe mopping practice

Julie Brittain-Twohey who heads up our FOCUS team takes us through the safe mopping practice with these 20 top tips to help you work safely and effectively. All equipment – bucket, mop and handle – should be clean, damage free, fit for purpose and stored securely. Select equipment appropriate...

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Top chemical tips

Chemicals remain an essential part of the cleaner’s cupboard. Although advances such as microfibre can reduce their use, we are a long way from completely chemical-free cleaning. In March this year, 22 hospital cleaners in Torquay were awarded £70,000 in damages after falling ill because they were using a...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of High Level Cleaning

High level cleaning covers everything that is above shoulder height ­– so anything you have to reach up for. At SYR our solutions all involve the operative keeping both feet safely on the ground. We can provide means to clean up to 20ft (just over 6 metres). Anything above...

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Why colour code?

You wouldn’t – we hope – clean your toilet and then take the same cleaning equipment and use it in your kitchen. But what if someone else had cleaned the bathroom and you didn’t know what they had used? That’s why everyone should colour code. Colour coding is essential...

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Safety first!

Safety first for cleaners means not just ensuring members of the public benefit from a clean and safe environment, but that you are safe while carrying out your duties, too. Wherever and whatever you are cleaning, it is wise to take sensible precautions: Safety for you: PPE ­– this...

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